What is a .SKIM File And How To Open It – Skim (Simple Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .skim extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .skim file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .SKIM file?

The .SKIM file extension comes from Skim Notes File. The development of this file was done by Skim. The file is a data related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .skim file on 1 platform.

How to open a .SKIM file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .SKIM file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SKIM file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .skim file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Skim software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Skim.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SKIM file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Skim software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .SKIM file?

If you are still unable to open the .SKIM file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .SKIM file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .skin – Microsoft, .skin – Flexera, .skindex – Mail Index File, .skitch – Skitch, .skl – Autodesk. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .SKIM file with the Skim program on Mac.